Brightfields and Partners Win 2014 PV America Photovoltaic Project of Distinction Award
Brightfields Press Release
Earlier this summer, Pete Pedersen – Managing Principal of Brighfeilds, traveled to the City of Brotherly Love to present at EUCI’s 2014 Solar Development on Landfills and Brownfields Conference. The Solar Development on Landfills and Brownfields Conference was designed by EUCI, a leading energy education company, to introduce energy professionals to the opportunities that accompany developing solar energy on brownfields and other environmentally impaired lands.
On November 4th, 2013, the Town of Needham passed six warrant articles to enable the construction and operation of a solar project at the closed and capped landfill off of Central Avenue. The articles established a new zoning overlay district allowing solar photovoltaics and authorized a 20-year lease agreement with the project's developer.
In October, Needham selected Brightfields Development as the winning bidder through a competitive RFP process that drew 11 interested companies. Once the final lease agreement is executed, the project could be up and running as early as Q4 2014.
Gates Intermediate School seventh graders embarked on a day-long field trip today to tour Scituate's public facilities. Math teacher Adam Culbert organized the trip after regularly driving past the windmill and solar array.
Nigel Carr of Brightfields Development led a presentation to the Gates middle Schoolers in Thursday morning, discussing the general topic of energy, how it is produced and used, and what the solar and wind projects mean to the Town. "We're the first town completely powered by wind and solar energy, and it's something to be proud of," Culbert said.